Live Video Recap: AMD Llano Blindfolded PC Build

Subject: General Tech, Systems | June 23, 2012 - 06:04 PM |
Tagged: video, llano, blindfolded, APU, amd

Well, we did it!  Today I successfully built an AMD A-series APU based computer while blindfolded LIVE.  At the start of the event I went over the various components used for the build including the AMD A8-3800 APU, MSI A75 motherboard, Corsair 550D case and 650 watt power supply and more.  After showing it all, I wrapped a scarf around my head and went to work.  

There were quite a few more hurdles than I expected including spreading the thermal paste correctly, screwing the motherboard into the case and finding the pins for the front panel power button.  I was surprised at how easily I was able to install the APU, memory and heatsink, but that likely comes with years of practice and experience with the hardware.  

In all, it took me 1 hour and 18 minutes to get to a Windows screen using a pre-installed OS on a Western Digital 1TB hard drive.  That was MUCH longer than I had originally thought it would take, so I have been humbled by those DIY PC users that build their own on without sight a regular basis!  

If you missed the live event we hosted at you can find the replay hosted right here below.  Enjoy watching me completely make a fool of myself!

Update: The winner of the blindfolded system was selected, congrats goes to Darren who gets the task of rebuilding this rig!  :D

June 26, 2012 | 04:24 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Yeah, I saw that link and the name being incorrect.


June 26, 2012 | 05:03 PM - Posted by SherriMarg06 (not verified)

Awesomeness ensues, you rock!!!! JJJ

June 26, 2012 | 09:23 PM - Posted by Super Six Two

What microphone were you wearing?

June 26, 2012 | 11:12 PM - Posted by puppetj (not verified)

So where do we find out who won?

June 28, 2012 | 01:06 AM - Posted by Humanitarian

Has the winner been notified? I nearly had a heart attack when I heard the winners name was Darren. No e-mail in my inbox though, must have been another Darren =(

June 28, 2012 | 12:25 PM - Posted by puppetj (not verified)

where did you hear that?

June 29, 2012 | 02:20 AM - Posted by Humanitarian

On the podcast and the last line of this article.

July 3, 2012 | 12:25 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Yeah, they were notified and replied.  Sorry to get your hopes up but it must be a different Darren!  :/

I didn't want to use last names but I guess I'll use initials from now on.  

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